Equity and Accessibility

The university is committed to taking proactive steps to foster equitable and inclusive learning and working environments. We work both to prevent discrimination and harassment, and to support individuals when incidents do occur. This includes providing ongoing training for university community members on responding to discrimination and harassment and creating a culture that prevents such behaviors. 

Under the direction of Elizabeth Conklin, associate vice president for institutional equity, accessibility, and belonging, the offices of Institutional Equity and Accessibility (OIEA), Student Accessibility Services (SAS), the Title IX Office, the Office of LGBTQ Resources, Restorative Practices, and Military and Veterans Affairs support institutional equity and accessibility, guiding the strategy and initiatives that create a culture of belonging.

Office of LGBTQ Resources

 Office of LGBTQ Resources provides services and support for students, faculty and staff across the University, in part by providing training and support for the programing, organizations and initiatives of students, faculty, staff, alumni and the local community.

Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility

The Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility (OIEA) is responsible the University’s response to discrimination and harassment; the facilitation of the ADA accommodations process for faculty, staff, and job applicants; Yale’s sexual harassment prevention training for faculty and staff;  and the faculty hiring AA/EEO compliance review.

Student Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services determines reasonable accommodations for all students with disabilities, and works collaboratively with Yale faculty, staff, and students to provide accessible and equitable educational access.

Title IX

 The Title IX Office provides resources to students, faculty, and staff to address concerns relating to discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in all aspects of the educational process in adherance to Title IX of the Education of Amendments of 1972.

Restorative Practices

The Director of Restorative Practices leads Yale’s efforts to develop and support informal resolution and restorative practices within the University’s programs and activities.

Military and Veterans Affairs

University Liaison for Veteran & Military Affairs oversees, plans, and implements university programs to serve the unique needs of veteran and military-affiliated students, faculty and staff at the University.